Dr David Brennan

David Brennan
Professor
Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

David Brennan is Professor at the University of Adelaide, where he leads the Health Services Research Unit at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health. His research interests include patterns and trends in dental service provision, factors relating to variation in service rates, psycho-social and socio-economic determinants of service use and patient-based outcomes such as health utility measures and quality of life.

He has qualifications in biology and psychology (BA), computer and information science (Grad. Diploma), and public health (MPH, PhD). He has served as a reviewer, associate editor and editorial board member for national and international journals. He has also been a grant assessor for national and international funding agencies, and has served on peer review panels for NHMRC. He has published over 140 journal articles in the scientific literature.

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Dr David Brennan

David Brennan is Professor at the University of Adelaide, where he leads the Health Services Research Unit at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health. His research interests include patterns and trends in dental service provision, factors relating to variation in service rates, psycho-social and socio-economic determinants of service use and patient-based outcomes such as health utility measures and quality of life.

He has qualifications in biology and psychology (BA), computer and information science (Grad. Diploma), and public health (MPH, PhD). He has served as a reviewer, associate editor and editorial board member for national and international journals. He has also been a grant assessor for national and international funding agencies, and has served on peer review panels for NHMRC. He has published over 140 journal articles in the scientific literature.

Research Interests:

  • patterns and trends in dental service provision
  • factors relating to variation in service rates
  • psycho-social and socio-economic determinants of service use and health outcomes
  • patient-based outcomes (health utility measures and quality of life)

Current projects:

  • Provider-based studies (Relative Value Unit Study, Dentist Practice Experience Survey and Oral Health Practitioner Study) that investigate dental practice and work-related activities such as time worked, visits supplied and services provided in Australia.
  • Population-based studies such as the Dental Care and Oral Health Study with a focus on socioeconomic and psychosocial factors related to use of dental services, and patient reported outcomes of dental care such as oral health impact, general health utility and quality of life.

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Professor University of Adelaide
2011 - 2013 Deputy Director ARCPOH
2008 - 2014 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2008 - 2010 Director AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit
2003 - 2008 Deputy Director AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit
2000 - 2008 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2010 - 2013 Career Development Award NHMRC
2007 Award of Excellence for most outstanding scientific paper • Australian Dental Journal
1997 - 1999 Public Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship NHMRC

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1997 - 1999 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
1994 - 1996 University of Adelaide Australia MPH
1991 - 1993 University of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma
1987 - 1987 Flinders University Australia BA (Hons)
1984 - 1986 Flinders University Australia BA

Keywords

Dentistry, Public Health, Public Health and Health Services

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Teusner,D, Ju,X, Brennan,D, 2017, Dental responsibility loadings and the relative value of dental services, Australian Dental Journal, - 10.1111/adj.12515
2017 Ju,X, Brennan,D, Parker,E, Mills,H, Kapellas,K, Jamieson,L, 2017, Efficacy of an oral health literacy intervention among Indigenous Australian adults, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, - 10.1111/cdoe.12305
2017 Hanna,K, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, Brennan,D, 2017, Exploring and modelling impacts of third molar experience on quality of life: A real-time qualitative study using Twitter, International Dental Journal, - 10.1111/idj.12298
2017 Haag,D, Peres,K, Balasubramanian,M, Brennan,D, 2017, Oral Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Systematic Review., Journal of dental research, 96, 8, 864-874 10.1177/0022034517709737
2017 Balasubramanian,M, Gallagher,J, Short,S, Brennan,D, 2017, Dentist migration in the Asia-Pacific: problems, priorities and policy recommendations, Nature India, Feb, S9-S11
2017 Gnanamanickam,E, Teusner,D, Arrow,P, Brennan,DS, 2017, Dental insurance, service use and health outcomes in Australia: a systematic review., Australian dental journal, - 10.1111/adj.12534
2017 Haag,D, Peres,K, Brennan,D, 2017, Tooth loss and general quality of life in dentate adults from Southern Brazil, Quality of Life Research, 1-11 10.1007/s11136-017-1587-4
2017 Hanna,KM, Sambrook,PAUL, Armfield,JASON, Brennan,DAVID, 2017, Preferences for dental decisional control and associations with quality of life among third molar patients attending public dental services, Community Dental Health, 33, 1-6 10.1922/CDH_4097Hanna06
2017 Peres,M, Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, 2017, Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: a call for action, Nature India, Feb, S1-S2
2017 Hanna,K, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, Brennan,D, 2017, Internet use, online information seeking and knowledge among third molar patients attending public dental services, Australian Dental Journal, OnlinePubl, 1-16 10.1111/adj.12509
2017 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2017, Work-family conflict modifies the association of smoking and periodontal disease, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24, 1, 77-82 10.1007/s12529-016-9581-8
2017 Ju,X, Spencer,A, Brennan,D, 2017, Dentist age, period and cohort effects on provision of dental services in Australia: 1983-84 to 2009-10, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 45, 3, 242-250 10.1111/cdoe.12282
2017 Peres,M, Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, 2017, Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: a call for action, Nature India, Feb, S1-S2
2017 Hanna,KM, Sambrook,PAUL, Armfield,JASON, Jamieson,LISA, Brennan,DAVID, 2017, Wisdom teeth extractions among Australian adults: Findings from the 2013 National Dental Telephone Interview Survey, International Dental Journal, -
2017 Balasubramanian,M, Gallagher,J, Short,S, Brennan,D, 2017, Dentist migration in the Asia-Pacific: problems, priorities and policy recommendations, Nature India, Feb, S9-S11
2016 Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, 2016, Diagnostic services in Australia: service rates and characteristics of patients, Australian Dental Journal, 61, 3, 298-303 10.1111/adj.12373
2016 Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, Short,S, Watkins,K, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2016, Job satisfaction among 'migrant dentists' in Australia: implications for dentist migration and workforce policy, Australian Dental Journal, 61, 2, 174-182 10.1111/adj.12370
2016 Pradhan,A, Keuskamp,D, Brennan,D, 2016, Oral health-related quality of life improves in employees with disabilities following a workplace dental intervention, Evaluation and Program Planning, 59, 1-6 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.07.003
2016 Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, 2016, Preventive services in Australia by patient and visit characteristics, International Dental Journal, 66, 6, 344-349 10.1111/idj.12246
2016 Teusner,D, Amarasena,N, Satur,J, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2016, Applied scope of practice of oral health therapists, dental hygienists and dental therapists, Australian Dental Journal, 61, 3, 342-349 10.1111/adj.12381
2016 Ju,X, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Teusner,D, 2016, Longitudinal changes in dental services provided by Australian dentists, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 76, 1, 30-37 10.1111/jphd.12107
2016 Crocombe,L, Brennan,D, Slade,G, 2016, Does lower lifetime fluoridation exposure explain why people outside capital cities have poor clinical oral health?, Australian Dental Journal, 61, 1, 93-101 10.1111/adj.12315
2016 Jones,K, Parker,E, Steffens,M, Logan,R, Brennan,D, Jamieson,L, 2016, Development and psychometric validation of social cognitive theory scales in an oral health context, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40, 2, 193-195 10.1111/1753-6405.12500
2016 Ju,X, Teusner,, Spencer,, Brennan,, 2016, Longitudinal Changes in Proportions of Dental Services Provided by Australian Dentists, 1983 to 2010, JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 2, 2, 109-118 10.1177/2380084416681479.
2016 Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, Short,S, Watkins,K, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2016, Development of life story experience (LSE) scales for migrant dentists in Australia: a sequential qualitative-quantitative study, Community Dental Health, 33, 3, 225-231 10.1922/CDH_3842Balasubramanian07
2016 Pradhan,A, Keuskamp,D, Brennan,D, 2016, Pre- and post-training evaluation of dental efficacy and activation measures in carers of adults with disabilities in South Australia – a pilot study, Health and Social Care in the Community, 24, 6, 739-746 10.1111/hsc.12254
2016 Teusner,D, Amarasena,N, Satur,J, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2016, Dental service provision by oral health therapists, dental hygienists and dental therapists in Australia: implications for workforce modelling, Community Dental Health, 33, 1, 15-22 10.1922/CDH_3848Teusner08
2016 Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, Short,S, Watkins,K, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2016, The life story experience of “migrant dentists” in Australia: potential implications for health workforce governance and international cooperation, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, OnlinePubl, 6, 1-10 10.15171/ijhpm.2016.135
2016 Jones,K, Keeler,N, Morris,C, Brennan,D, Roberts-Thompson,K, Jamieson,L, 2016, Factors relating to access to dental care for indigenous South Australians, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27, 1, 148-160 10.1353/hpu.2016.0042
2016 Balasubramanian,M, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Short,S, 2016, The international migration of dentists: directions for research and policy, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44, 4, 301-312 10.1111/cdoe.12223
2016 Jones,K, Brennan,D, Parker,E, Mills,H, Jamieson,L, 2016, Does self-efficacy mediate the effect of oral health literacy on self-rated oral health in an Indigenous population?, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 76, 4, 350-355 10.1111/jphd.12162
2016 Balasubramanian,M, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Short,S, 2016, 'Newness-struggle-success' continuum: a qualitative examination of the cultural adaptation process experienced by overseas-qualified dentists in Australia, Australian Health Review, 40, 2, 168-173 10.1071/AH15040
2016 Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, 2016, Restorative treatment for initial, cavitated and gross coronal carious lesions, Australian Dental Journal, 61, 3, 350-356 10.1111/adj.12388
2016 Jones,K, Brennan,D, Parker,E, Steffens,M, Jamieson,L, 2016, Are oral health-related self-efficacy, knowledge and fatalism indicators for non-toothbrush ownership in a homeless population?, Community Dental Health, 33, 1, 48-53 10.1922/CDH_3823Jones06
2015 Jones,K, Brennan,D, Parker,E, Jamieson,L, 2015, Development of a short-form Health Literacy Dental Scale (HeLD-14)., Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 43, 2, 143-151 10.1111/cdoe.12133
2015 Brennan,D, Teusner,D, 2015, Comparing UK, USA and Australian values for EQ-5D as a health utility measure of oral health, Community Dental Health, 32, 3, 180-184 10.1922/CDH_3488Brennan05
2015 Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, 2015, Treatment of caries in relation to lesion severity: implications for minimum intervention dentistry, Journal of Dentistry, 43, 1, 58-65 10.1016/j.jdent.2014.10.009
2015 Teusner,D, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2015, Associations between level of private dental insurance cover and favourable dental visiting by household income, Australian Dental Journal, 60, 4, 479-489 10.1111/adj.12268
2015 Singh,K, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, Brennan,D, 2015, Work-family conflict and oral and general health-related quality of life, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 4, 489-497 10.1007/s12529-014-9454-y
2015 Brennan,D, Teusner,D, 2015, Oral health impacts on self-rated general and oral health in a cross-sectional study of working age adults, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 43, 3, 282-288 10.1111/cdoe.12152
2015 Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, 2015, Trends in dental service provision in Australia: 1983-1984 to 2009-2010, International Dental Journal, 65, 1, 39-44 10.1111/idj.12141
2015 Balasubramanian,M, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Short,S, 2015, The 'global interconnectedness' of dentist migration: a qualitative study of the life-stories of international dental graduates in Australia, Health Policy and Planning, 30, 4, 442-450 10.1093/heapol/czu032
2015 Balasubramanian,M, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Watkins,K, Short,S, 2015, The importance of workforce surveillance, research evidence and political advocacy in the context of international migration of dentists, British Dental Journal (BDJ), 218, 6, 329-331 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.195
2015 Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, Short,S, Watkins,K, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2015, Characteristics and practice profiles of migrant dentist groups in Australia: Implications for dental workforce policy and planning, International Dental Journal, 65, 3, 146-155 10.1111/idj.12154
2015 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2015, Income-based life-course models of caries in 30-year-old Australian adults., Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, 43, 3, 262-271 10.1111/cdoe.12150
2015 Hanna,K, Brennan,D, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, 2015, Third molars on the internet: a guide for assessing information quality and readability, Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 4, 4, e19-1-e19-12 10.2196/ijmr.4712
2015 Crocombe,L, Brennan,D, Slade,G, Stewart,J, Spencer,A, 2015, The effect of lifetime fluoridation exposure on dental caries experience of younger rural adults, Australian Dental Journal, 60, 1, 30-37 10.1111/adj.12243
2014 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2014, Dental visiting history between ages 13 and 30 years and oral health-related impact, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 42, 3, 254-262 10.1111/cdoe.12077
2014 Balasubramanian,M, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Watkins,K, Short,S, 2014, Overseas-qualified dentists' experiences and perceptions of the Australian Dental Council assessment and examination process: the importance of support structures, Australian Health Review, 38, 4, 412-419 10.1071/AH14022
2014 Jones,K, Parker,E, Mills,H, Brennan,D, Jamieson,L, 2014, Development and psychometric validation of a Health Literacy in Dentistry scale (HeLD), Community Dental Health, 31, 1, 37-43 10.1922/CDH_3269Jones07
2014 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2014, Health-related quality of life and income-related social mobility in young adults, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12, 1, 52-1-52-6 10.1186/1477-7525-12-52
2014 Luzzi,L, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2014, Decline in usually visiting the dentist for a problem in Australia, 1994 to 2010: an age-period-cohort analysis, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 42, 4, 349-357 10.1111/cdoe.12088
2014 Teusner,D, Anikeeva,O, Brennan,D, 2014, Self-rated dental health and dental insurance: modification by household income, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12, 1, 67-1-67-8 10.1186/1477-7525-12-67
2014 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2014, Childhood oral health and SES predictors of caries in 30-year-olds, Caries Research, 48, 3, 237-243 10.1159/000354044
2014 Ju,X, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2014, Age, period and cohort analysis of patient dental visits in Australia, BMC Health Services Research, 14, 1, 13-1-13-7 10.1186/1472-6963-14-13
2013 Brennan,D, 2013, Oral health impact profile, EuroQol, and assessment of quality of life instruments as quality of life and health-utility measures of oral health, European Journal of Oral Sciences, 121, 3 part 1, 188-193 10.1111/eos.12035
2013 Anikeeva,O, Brennan,D, Teusner,D, 2013, Household income modifies the association of insurance and dental visiting, BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1, 1-7 10.1186/1472-6963-13-432
2013 Teusner,D, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2013, Dental insurance, attitudes to dental care, and dental visiting, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 73, 2, 103-111 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2012.00345.x
2013 Crocombe,L, Stewart,J, Brennan,D, Slade,G, Spencer,A, 2013, Is clinical oral health poorer in regional areas compared with major city areas?, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21, 3, 150-157 10.1111/ajr.12034
2013 Chrisopoulos,S, Luzzi,L, Brennan,D, 2013, Trends in dental visiting avoidance due to cost in Australia, 1994 to 2010: an age-period-cohort analysis, BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1, 1-8 10.1186/1472-6963-13-381
2013 Brennan,D, Anikeeva,O, Teusner,D, 2013, Dental visiting by insurance and oral health impact, Australian Dental Journal, 58, 3, 344-349 10.1111/adj.12082
2013 Teusner,D, Brennan,D, Gnanamanickam,E, 2013, Individual dental expenditure by Australian adults, Australian Dental Journal, 58, 4, 498-506 10.1111/adj.12108
2013 Crocombe,L, Brennan,D, Slade,G, 2013, The influence of the volume of dental treatment on change in self-reported oral health, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 73, 2, 120-126 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2012.00352.x
2012 Crocombe,L, Brennan,D, Slade,G, 2012, The influence of dental attendance on change in oral health-related quality of life, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 40, 1, 53-61 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00634.x
2012 Brennan,D, Singh,K, 2012, Dietary, self-reported oral health and socio-demographic predictors of general health status among older adults, Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 16, 5, 437-441 10.1007/s12603-012-0006-3
2012 Crocombe,L, Stewart,J, Brennan,D, Slade,G, Spencer,A, 2012, Is poor access to dental care why people outside capital cities have poor oral health?, Australian Dental Journal, 57, 4, 477-485 10.1111/adj.12000
2012 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2012, Change in self-reported oral health in relation to use of dental services over 2 yr, European Journal of Oral Sciences, 120, 5, 422-428 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2012.00985.x
2012 Crocombe,L, Broadbent,J, Thomson,W, Brennan,D, Poulton,R, 2012, Impact of dental visiting trajectory patterns on clinical oral health and oral health-related quality of life, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 72, 1, 36-44 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00281.x
2012 Arrow,P, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2012, Social acceptability of dental appearance and benefits of fixed orthodontic treatment: a 17-year observational cohort study, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 72, 2, 135-142 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00293.x
2012 Singh,K, Brennan,D, 2012, Chewing disability in older adults attributable to tooth loss and other oral conditions, Gerodontology, 29, 2, 106-110 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2010.00412.x
2012 Brennan,D, Singh,K, 2012, Compliance with dietary guidelines in grocery purchasing among older adults by chewing ability and socio-economic status, Gerodontology, 29, 4, 265-271 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2012.00631.x
2012 Crocombe,L, Brennan,D, Slade,G, Do,L, 2012, Is self interdental cleaning associated with dental plaque levels, dental calculus, gingivitis and periodontal disease?, Journal of Periodontal Research, 47, 2, 188-197 10.1111/j.1600-0765.2011.01420.x
2012 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2012, Social support and optimism in relation to the oral health of young adults, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19, 1, 56-64 10.1007/s12529-010-9136-3
2011 Brennan,D, Do,L, Slade,G, 2011, Caries experience of adults attending private and public dental clinics in Australia, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71, 1, 32-37 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00199.x
2011 Brennan,D, Balasubramanian,M, Spencer,A, 2011, Practice profiles of male and female dentists in Australia, Australian Dental Journal, 56, 1, 97-99 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01307.x
2011 Crocombe,L, Broadbent,J, Thomson,W, Brennan,D, Slade,G, Poulton,R, 2011, Dental visiting trajectory patterns and their antecedents, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71, 1, 23-31 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00196.x
2011 Brennan,D, Singh,K, 2011, Grocery purchasing among older adults by chewing ability, dietary knowledge and socio-economic status, Public Health Nutrition, 14, 7, 1279-1284 10.1017/S1368980010002508
2011 Crocombe,L, Brennan,D, Slade,G, 2011, The relationship between dental care and perceived oral health impacts, Community Dental Health, 28, 4, 259-264 10.1922/CDH_2637Crocombe06
2011 Brennan,D, Singh,K, 2011, General health and oral health self-ratings, and impact of oral problems among older adults, European Journal of Oral Sciences, 119, 6, 469-473 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2011.00873.x
2011 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2011, Dental self-care and visiting behaviour in relation to social inequality in caries experience, Community Dental Health, 28, 3, 216-221 10.1922/CDH_2573Brennan
2011 Amarasena,H, Spencer,A, Ou,Y, Brennan,D, 2011, Dentine hypersensitivity in a private practice patient population in Australia, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 38, 1, 52-60 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2010.02132.x
2011 Arrow,P, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2011, Quality of life and psychosocial outcomes after fixed orthodontic treatment: A 17-year observational cohort study, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 39, 6, 505-514 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00618.x
2010 Amarasena,H, Spencer,A, Ou,Y, Brennan,D, 2010, Dentine hypersensitivity - Australian dentists' perspective, Australian Dental Journal, 55, 2, 181-187 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01223.x
2010 Australian Research Centre for Popu,, 2010, Supply and demand for oral and maxillofacial surgeons and services in Australia, Australian Dental Journal, 55, 3, 346-350 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01248.x
2010 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2010, Responsibility loadings for dental services by general dentists, BMC Health Services Research, 10, 1, 1-6 10.1186/1472-6963-10-177
2010 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2010, Dental knowledge and oral health among middle-aged adults, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34, 5, 472-475 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00592.x
2010 Brennan,D, Singh,K, Liu,P, Spencer,A, 2010, Fruit and vegetable consumption among older adults by tooth loss and socio-economic status, Australian Dental Journal, 55, 2, 143-149 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01217.x
2009 Brennan,D, Do,L, 2009, Caries experience of private and public dental patients, Australian Dental Journal, 54, 1, 66-69 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2008.01092.x
2009 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2009, Stability of practice beliefs and preferences for patients among private general dentists: a comparison of 1997 and 2007, Australian Dental Journal, 54, 3, 198-203 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01119.x
2009 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2009, Life events and oral-health-related quality of life among young adults, Quality of Life Research, 18, 5, 557-565 10.1007/s11136-009-9479-x
2008 Brennan,D, Armfield,J, 2008, Using oral epidemiology to inform dental public health policy, Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 5, 3, 34-37
2008 Brennan,D, Luzzi,L, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2008, Dental service patterns among private and public adult patients in Australia, BMC Health Services Research, 8, 1, WWW 1-WWW 8 10.1186/1472-6963-8-1
2008 Roberts-Thomson,K, Luzzi,L, Brennan,D, 2008, Social inequality in use of dental services: relief of pain and extractions, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32, 5, 444-449 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00277.x
2008 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2008, Development and testing of revised practice belief scales among private general dental practitioners, Australian Dental Journal, 53, 3, 217-225 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2008.00052.x
2008 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2008, Tooth loss, chewing ability and quality of life, Quality of Life Research, 17, 2, 227-235 10.1007/s11136-007-9293-2
2008 Brennan,D, Singh,K, Spencer,A, 2008, Health system values and social values of dental practitioners, Health Policy, 86, 2-3, 318-324 10.1016/j.healthpol.2007.11.008
2007 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2007, Caries experience among 45-54 year olds in Adelaide, South Australia, Australian Dental Journal, 52, 2, 122-127 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.tb00476.x
2007 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2007, Service patterns associated with coronal caries in private general dental practice, Journal of Dentistry, 35, 7, 570-577 10.1016/j.jdent.2007.03.005
2007 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2007, Patterns of care in private general practice by main diagnoses, Australian Dental Journal, 52, 1, 67-70 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.tb00468.x
2007 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2007, Quality of life and disability weights associated with periodontal disease, Journal of Dental Research, 86, 8, 713-717 10.1177/154405910708600805
2007 Singh,K, Spencer,A, Brennan,D, 2007, Effects of water fluoride exposure at crown completion and maturation on caries of permanent first molars, Caries Research, 41, 1, 34-42 10.1159/000096103
2007 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2007, Trends in private dental service provision in major city and other Australian locations, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15, 3, 189-195 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00883.x
2007 Brennan,D, 2007, Dental Attitudes Provide a Proximate Explanation for Oral Health Disparities, Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, 7, 3, 144-145 10.1016/j.jebdp.2007.05.014
2007 Brennan,D, Roberts-Thomson,K, Spencer,A, 2007, Oral health of Indigenous adult public dental patients in Australia, Australian Dental Journal, 52, 4, 322-328 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.tb00509.x
2007 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2007, Periodontal disease among 45-54 year olds in Adelaide, South Australia, Australian Dental Journal, 52, 1, 55-60 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.tb00466.x
2006 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2006, Mapping oral health related quality of life to generic health state values, BMC Health Services Research, 6, 1, 96-105 10.1186/1472-6963-6-96
2006 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2006, Dentist preferences for patients: Dimensions and associations with provider, practice, and service characteristics, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 13, 1, 69-78 10.1207/s15327558ijbm1301_9
2006 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2006, Trends in service provision among Australian private general dental practitioners over a 20-year period, International Dental Journal, 56, 4, 215-223 10.2956/indj.2006.56.4.215
2006 Brennan,D, Singh,K, Spencer,A, Roberts-Thomson,K, 2006, Positive and negative affect and oral health-related quality of life, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 4, 83, 1-10 10.1186/1477-7525-4-83
2006 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2006, Longitudinal comparison of factors influencing choice of dental treatment by private general practitioners, Australian Dental Journal, 51, 2, 117-123 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2006.tb00414.x
2006 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2006, Practice profiles of Australian private general dental practitioners, Australian Dental Journal, 51, 1, 91-93 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2006.tb00407.x
2005 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2005, Service provision in private general practice: 1983-1984 to 1998-1999, Australian Dental Journal, 50, 1, 52-55 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2005.tb00086.x
2005 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2005, The role of dentist, practice and patient factors in the provision of dental services, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33, 3, 181-195 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2005.00207
2005 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2005, Comparison of a generic and a specific measure of oral health related quality of life, Community Dental Health, 22, 1, 11-18
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2004, Disability weights for the burden of oral disease in South Australia, Population Health Metrics, 2, 7, www 1-www 15 10.1186/1478-7954-2-7
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Singh,K, Teusner,D, Goss,A, 2004, Practice patterns of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Australia: 1990 and 2000, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 33, 6, 598-605 10.1016/j.ijom.2004.02.004
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2004, Dimensions of oral health related quality of life measured by the EQ-5D+ and OHIP-14, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2, 35, www 1-www 13 10.1186/1477-7525-2-35
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Singh,K, Teusner,D, Goss,A, 2004, Service provision by patients and visit characteristics in Australian oral and maxillofacial surgery: 1990 to 2000, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 33, 7, 700-708 10.1016/j.ijom.2004.02.005
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Singh,K, Teusner,D, Goss,A, 2004, Practice activity trends among oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Australia, BMC Health Services Research, 4, 37, www1-www10 10.1186/1472-6963-4-37
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2004, Changes in caries experience among Australian public dental patients between 1995/96 and 2001/02, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28, 6, 542-548 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2004.tb00044.x
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2004, Dimensions of oral health related quality of life measured by EQ-5D+ and OHIP-14, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2, - 10.1186/1477-7525-1-35
2003 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2003, Restorative service trends in private general practice in Australia: 1983-1999, Journal of Dentistry, 31, 2, 143-151 10.1016/S0300-5712(03)00010-1
2003 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2003, Provision of diagnostic and preventive services in general dental practice, Community Dental Health, 20, 1, 5-10
2003 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2003, Diagnostic and preventive service trends in private general practice: 1983-1984 to 1998-1999, Australian Dental Journal, 48, 1, 43-49 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2003.tb00008.x
2003 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2003, Service provision trends among Australian private general dental practitioners: 1983/84 to 1998/99, International Dental Journal, 53, 3, 145-152 10.1111/j.1875-595x.2003.tb00739.x
2003 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2003, Restorative service patterns in Australia: amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomer restorations, International Dental Journal, 53, 6, 455-463 10.1002/j.1875-595x.2003.tb00887.x
2002 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2002, Evaluation of patients by private general practitioners: associations with patient, visit, and service characteristics, Community Dental Health, 19, 2, 109-115
2002 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2002, Factors influencing choice of dental treatment by private general practitioners, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 9, 2, 94-110 10.1207/S15327558IJBM0902_02
2002 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2002, Influence of patient, visit, and oral health factors on dental service provision, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 62, 3, 148-157 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2002.tb03436.x
2002 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2002, Practice activity trends among Australian private general dental practitioners: 1983-84 to 1998-99, International Dental Journal, 52, 2, 61-66 10.1111/j.1875-595x.2002.tb00601.x
2001 Spencer,A, Carter,K, Brennan,D, 2001, Current and future demand for dental services in Australia., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 80, 4, 978-978
2001 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Kriven,S, Szuster,F, 2001, The effect of mailing strategies and use of incentives on response rates to mailed surveys, Australasian Journal of Market & Social Research, 9, 1, 1-10
2001 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2001, Practice belief scales among private general dental practitioners, Australian Dental Journal, 46, 3, 186-193 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2001.tb00280.x
2001 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2001, Dentist evaluations of patients by patient, visit and service characteristics, JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 80, 4, 977-977
2001 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 2001, Provision of extractions by main diagnoses, International Dental Journal, 51, 1, 1-6 10.1002/j.1875-595x.2001.tb00809.x
2001 Brennan,D, Gaughwin,A, Spencer,A, 2001, Differences in dimensions of satisfaction with private and public dental care among children, International Dental Journal, 51, 2, 77-82 10.1002/j.1875-595x.2001.tb00826.x
2001 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Slade,G, 2001, Prevalence of periodontal conditions among public-funded dental patients in Australia, Australian Dental Journal, 46, 2, 114-121 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2001.tb00566.x
2000 Coates,E, Brennan,D, Logan,R, Goss,A, Scopacasa,B, Spencer,A, Gorkic,E, 2000, Hepatitis C infection and associated oral health problems, Australian Dental Journal, 45, 2, 108-114 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2000.tb00249.x
2000 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 2000, Service provision patterns by main diagnoses and characteristics of patients, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 28, 3, 225-233 10.1034/j.1600-0528.2000.280309.x
2000 Brennan,D, Ryan,P, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 2000, Dental service rates: age, period, and cohort effects, Community Dental Health, 17, 2, 70-78
2000 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Slade,G, 2000, Caries experience among publicly-funded dental patients in Australia, 1995-96: Type of care and geographic location, Australian Dental Journal, 45, 1, 37-45 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2000.tb00240.x
1999 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 1999, Variation in dental service provision among adult migrant public-funded patients, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 23, 6, 639-642 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1999.tb01551.x
1999 Gaughwin,A, Spencer,A, Brennan,D, Moss,J, 1999, Oral health of children in South Australia by socio-demographic characteristics and choice of provider, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 27, 2, 93-102 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1999.tb01997.x
1999 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 1999, Diagnosis and provision of services in private general practice., JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 78, 5, 947-947
1999 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 1999, Evaluation of service provision patterns during a public-funded dental program, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 23, 2, 140-146 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1999.tb01224.x
1998 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 1998, Rates of dental service provisions between capital city and non-capital locations in Australian private general practice, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 6, 1, 12-17 10.1111/j.1440-1584.1998.tb00275.x
1998 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 1998, Service provision trends between 1983-84 and 1993-94 in Australian private general practice, Australian Dental Journal, 43, 5, 331-336 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1998.tb00184.x
1997 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 1997, Insurance status and provision of dental services in Australian private general practice, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 25, 6, 423-428 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1997.tb01733.x
1997 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Slade,G, 1997, Service provision among adult public dental service patients: baseline data from the Commonwealth Dental Health Program, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 21, 1, 40-44 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1997.tb01652.x
1996 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Slade,G, 1996, Provision of public dental services in urban, rural and remote locations, Community Dental Health, 13, 3, 157-162
1996 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 1996, Productivity among Australian private general dental practitioners across a ten year period, International Dental Journal, 46, 3, 139-145
1996 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 1996, Dentist service rates and distribution of practice styles over time, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 24, 2, 145-151 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1996.tb00832.x
1996 Brennan,D, 1996, Geographic location and the provision of dental services in Australia, Australian Health Review, 19, 138-140
1996 Allister,J, Spencer,A, Brennan,D, 1996, Provision of orthodontic care to adolescents in South Australia: the type, the provider and the place of treatment, Australian Dental Journal, 41, 6, 405-410 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1996.tb06027.x
1995 Slade,G, Spencer,A, Brennan,D, 1995, Methodological aspects of a computer assisted telephone interview survey of oral health, Australian Dental Journal, 40, 5, 306-310 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1995.tb04818.x
1995 BRENNAN,D, SPENCER,A, SLADE,G, 1995, SERVICE PROVISION AMONG ADULT PUBLIC DENTAL SERVICE PATIENTS, JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 74, 3, 756-756
1995 Roberts-Thomson,K, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 1995, Social inequality in the use and comprehensiveness of dental services, Australian Journal of Public Health, 19, 1, 80-85 10.1111/j.1753-6405.1995.tb00302.x
1995 Spencer,A, Allister,J, Brennan,D, 1995, Predictors of fixed orthodontic treatment in 15-year-old adolescents in South Australia, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 23, 6, 350-355 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1995.tb00261.x
1994 Spencer,A, Szuster,F, Brennan,D, 1994, Service‐mix provided to patients in Australian private practice, Australian Dental Journal, 39, 5, 316-320 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1994.tb05569.x
1994 SPENCER,A, BRENNAN,D, SZUSTER,F, 1994, CHANGING PROVISION OF RESTORATIVE SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA, JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 22, 3, 136-140 10.1016/0300-5712(94)90196-1
1994 Spencer,AJ, Brennan,DS, Szuster FSP,, 1994, Trends in work effort among private general dental practitioners, International Dental Journal, 44, 3, 223-229
1994 Spencer,AJ, Davies,M, Slade,G, Brennan,D, 1994, Caries prevalence in Australasia, International Dental Journal, 44, 4, 415-423
1993 Spencer,A, Szuster,F, Brennan,D, Goss,A, 1993, A consensus approach to projections of the supply of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Australia, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 22, 5, 314-317 10.1016/S0901-5027(05)80525-9
1993 Spencer,A, Brennan,D, Szuster,F, Goss,A, 1993, Service-mix of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Australia and New Zealand, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 22, 5, 310-313 10.1016/S0901-5027(05)80524-7
1992 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 1992, Differences in time devoted to practice by male and female dentists, British Dental Journal, 172, 9, 348-349 10.1038/sj.bdj.4807877
1992 Spencer,A, Szuster,F, Brennan,D, 1992, Present and future patterns of practice and workforce needs in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Australian Dental Journal, 37, 3, 222-228 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1992.tb00747.x

Books

Date Citation
2010 Beckwith,K, Spencer,A, Brennan,D, 2010, Oral health in South Australia 2008, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, SA, 1-128
2009 Armfield,J, Spencer,A, Brennan,D, 2009, Dental health of Australia's teenagers and pre-teen children : the Child Dental Health Survey, Australia 2003-04, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), Canberra, 1-81
2009 Brennan,D, 2009, Oral health of health cardholders attending for dental care in the private and public sectors, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), Canberra, 1-28
2008 Brennan,D, 2008, Oral health of adults in the public dental sector, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), Canberra, 1-48
2007 Teusner,D, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,D, 2007, Geographical distribution of the Australian dental labour force, 2003, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), Australia, 1-118
2006 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2006, Practice activity patterns of dentists in Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), Australia, 1-66
2004 Singh,K, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Goss,A, 2004, Practice patterns of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), GPO Box 570, Canberra ACT 2601, 1-57
2004 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2004, Oral health trends among adult public dental patients, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), GPO Box 570, Canberra ACT 2601, 1-68
2003 Spencer,A, Teusner,D, Carter,K, Brennan,D, 2003, The dental labour force in Australia: the position and policy directions, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 1-48
1995 Allister,J, Brennan,D, Carter,K, Davies,M, Slade,G, Spencer,A, Stewart,J, Szuster,F, Thomson,W, 1995, Commonwealth Dental Health Program Baseline Evaluation Report 1994, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Dental Statistics and Research Unit

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2016 Luzzi,L, Ha,D, Ellershaw,A, Koster,C, Brennan,D, Chrisopoulos,S, 2016, Measuring representativeness of the study participants, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 48-85
2016 Brennan,D, Ju,X, Amarasena,N, Dooland,M, Peres,K, Mejia,G, Spencer,A, 2016, Patterns of dental services use by Australian children, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 153-177
2015 Balasubramanian,M, Brennan,D, Fox,C, Hewett,S, 2015, Oral health challenges, FDI World Dental Federation, UK, pp. 71-77
2001 Brennan,D, 2001, Oral diseases, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), Canberra, pp. 75-81

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2017 Islam,S, Brennan,D, 2017, Assessing Nutrition as a Mediator between Oral and General Health, International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General Session and Exhibition, San Francisco, USA
2016 Amarasena,HD, Teusner,DN, Chrisopoulos,S, Brennan,DS, Julie,S, 2016, Practice Characteristics and Service Provision Rates of Dental Hygienists in Australia, 2016 SA Population Health Conference, Adelaide
2003 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, 2003, Caries experience among adult public dental patients: 1995-96 and 2001-02., 35th Annual Meeting of the Interantional-Association-for-Dental-Research, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
2003 Singh,K, Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Teusner,D, Goss,A, 2003, Service patterns among dual-qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeons., 35th Annual Meeting of the Interantional-Association-for-Dental-Research, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Conference Items

Date Citation
2017 Ju,X, Brennan,DS, Parker,E, Chrisopoulos,S, Jamieson,LM, 2017, Validation of an oral health literacy instrument among Australian adults, 95th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, San Francisco, Northern California, USA
2016 Hanna,KM, Brennan,D, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, 2016, Dental decisional control preferences and associations with quality of life among third molar patients attending South Australia Dental Services, The 2016 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra
2016 Ju,X, Brennan,DS, Spencer,AJ, 2016, A longitudinal analysis of dentist provision of dental visits in Australia, 6th International Meeting on Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research, Adelaide, Australia
2016 Hanna,KM, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, Jamieson,L, Brennan,D, 2016, Wisdom teeth extractions among Australian adults: findings from the 2013 National Dental Telephone Interview Survey, Dental School Research Day 2016, Adelaide, SA
2015 Hanna,KM, Brennan,D, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, 2015, Evaluating impacts of third molars experience on QoL using Twitter, 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Australian & New Zealand Division (IADR), Dunedin, New Zealand
2015 Hanna,KM, Brennan,D, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, 2015, Why do dentists need to provide patients with guidance in surfing the internet?, 13th Annual Research Day School of Dentistry 2015, Adelaide, SA
2014 Hanna,KM, Brennan,D, Sambrook,P, Armfield,J, 2014, Quality and readability of online information concerning wisdom tooth problems, 54th Annual Scientific Meating of the International Association for Dental Research Australian & New Zealand Division, Brisbane
2000 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 2000, Provisions of extractions in private general practice, 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research (Australian & New Zealand Division), Adelaide, Australia
2000 Brennan,D, Spencer,A, Szuster,F, 2000, Trends in Australian private general dental practice: 1983-84 to 1997-98, 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research (Australian & New Zealand Division), Adelaide, Australia

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2017 Amarasena,HD, Brennan,DS, 2017, Patterns of dental services use by Australian children. In: Oral health of Australian children: The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14, eds. Do L, Spencer J.
2010 Ju,X, Spencer,AJ, Brennan,DS, 2010, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Workforce Study

Theses

Date Citation
2017 Hanna,KM; 2017; The impact of providing patients with internet guidance on clinical decision-making and health care outcomes

 

Summary of research funding:

My research has been supported by NHMRC through people support (Public Health Scholarship, Career Development Fellowship) and research support (project grants, partnership project grant, and Centre for Research Excellence). I have been Chief Investigator (CI-A) on an NHMRC-funded CRE in Health Services Research (APP1031310) and also as CI-A on an APHCRI-funded CRE in Primary Health.

 

List of competitive research grants awarded:

Minimally invasive approach to manage early childhood caries in Aboriginal pre-schoolers. CIs: Arrow P, Jamieson LM, McPhee R, Atkinson D, MacKean T, Kularatna S, Tonmukayakul U, Brennan DS, Nanda-Paul S. NHMRC Project Grant (APP1121982) $1,488,220 (Period funded: 2017-2021)

 

Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020-2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of burden of oral diseases in Australia. CIs: Peres MA, Do LG, Brennan DS, Spencer AJ, Karnon J, Roberts-Thomson KF, Peres KG, Thomson WM, Luzzi L, Harford J. NHMRC Partnership Grant (APP1115649) $1,056,522 (Period funded: 2016-19)

 

Impact of oral health on nutrition intake and general heath of older people – a longitudinal study. CIs: Islam S, Brennan DS, Roberts-Thomson KF. ADRF – International College of Dentists Community Oral Health Award 2015 (#6-2015) $14,400 (Period funded: 2016)

 

A social entrepreneur approach to oral health promotion for older people. CIs: Tan H, Spencer AJ, Brennan DS, Roberts-Thomson KF. IADR Unilever Social Entrepreneur Approach to Change Oral Health Behaviour Award $75,000 (Period funded: 2015)

 

Building a caries free community for the elderly. CIs: Tan H, Brennan DS, Roberts-Thomson KF. Colgate Palmolive Australia (Alliance for a cavity free future). $20,000 (Period funded: 2015)

 

The effects of school functionality on child oral health practices and oral health outcomes. Beckwith KE, Brennan DS, Do L (Chief investigators). Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#10-2012) $5,000 pa (Period funded: 2013)

 

Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care. CIs: Brennan DS, Crocombe LA, Roberts-Thomson KF, Barnett AP, Slack-Smith LM, Bell EJ. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) $2,500,000 total (Period funded: 2012-13 to 2015-16)

 

How do dental beliefs and behaviours affect oral health-related quality of life among middle-aged and older Chinese immigrants in Australia. CIs: Tan H, Brennan DS. Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#23-2011) $7,000 pa (Period funded: 2012)

 

Assessing the work effort involved in delivery of dental services. Brennan DS, Teusner DN, Harris AH (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#33-2011) $4,478 pa (Period funded: 2012)

 

Mobility of internationally-trained dentists in Australia: evaluating the survey instrument and assessing the mobility of IDGs. Brennan DS, Spencer AJ, Balasubramanian M (Chief investigators). Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#64-2011) $9,600 pa (Period funded: 2012)

 

Dental health services research for improved oral health outcomes. CIs: Brennan DS, Do LG, Roberts-Thomson KF, Spencer AJ. NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Grant (#1031310) $2,464,677 total (Period funded: 2012-2016; extended 2017)

 

Impact of health policy on the delivery of dental services and child oral health outcomes. Spencer AJ, Do LG, Roberts-Thomson KF, Brennan DS, Mejia G (Chief investigators) NHMRC Partnership Grant (#1016326) $1,259,048 total (Period funded: 2011-2014)

 

Mobility of internationally-trained dentists in Australia: developing and piloting a survey instrument. Brennan DS, Spencer AJ, Balasubramanian M (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#63/2010) $6,500 pa (Period funded: 2011)

 

Use of services and oral health outcomes. Brennan DS. NHMRC Career Development Award (Population Health) (#627037) $104,250 pa (Period funded: 2010-2013)

 

Dental insurance status and its relationship to dental services utilisation. Brennan DS, Spencer AJ, Roberts-Thomson KF, Teusner DN (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#68/2008) $8,000 pa (Period funded: 2009)

 

The impact of insurance on use of dental services and oral health. Brennan DS (Chief investigator), Teusner DN (Associate investigator) NHMRC Project Grant (#565321) $63,625 pa, $66,000 pa, $66,000 pa (Period funded: 2009, 2010, 2011)

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Workforce Study. Spencer AJ, Brennan DS, Sambrook P, Doddridge M (Chief investigators) ANZAOMS Research and Education Foundation & Trust. $13,304 pa (Period funded: 2008, 2009)

 

Acquisition of treatment choice knowledge among dental undergraduates. Brennan DS, Miller JL (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#50/2007) $2,000 pa (Period funded: 2008)

 

Food choice and tooth loss among the elderly. Brennan DS, Singh KA (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#05/2007) $5,500 pa (Period funded: 2008)

 

Longitudinal assessment of practice beliefs and preferences for patients over a 10-year period. Brennan DS, Spencer AJ (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#23/2006) $4,000 pa (Period funded: 2007)

 

Impact of dental services on quality of life. Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#27/2006) $13,000 pa (Period funded: 2007)

 

Nutritional intake and dentition status. Singh KA, Spencer AJ, Brennan DS (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association (#19/2004) $9,000 pa (Period funded: 2005)

 

Development of treatment choice factors over time. Brennan DS, Spencer AJ (Chief investigators) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association $4,000 pa (Period funded: 2004)

 

Determinants of the oral health of adults entering the third decade life-stage. Spencer AJ, Brennan DS (Chief investigators) NHMRC Project Grant (#299057) $62,466 pa, $99,392 pa, $35,741 pa (Period funded: 2004, 2005, 2006)

 

The impact of declining tooth loss on oral health status and dental care utilisation. Brennan DS, Spencer AJ, Roberts-Thomson KF (Chief investigators) NHMRC Project Grant (#250316) $72,500 pa, $32,500 pa, $32,500 pa (Period funded: 2003, 2004, 2005)

 

Analysis of the effectiveness of a simple, inexpensive, saliva-based caries-risk test. Rogers AH, Gully NJ, Brennan DS (Chief investigators) NHMRC Strategic Research Development Committee Grant. $27,438 pa, $2,250 pa (Period funded: 2002, 2003)

 

Measuring the burden of oral disease in general dental practice. Brennan DS (Chief investigator); Spencer AJ (Associate investigator) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association $6,000 pa (Period funded: 2001)

 

Perceptions of the burden of oral disease. Brennan DS (Chief investigator); Spencer AJ (Partner investigator). Adelaide University Small Research Grants Scheme. $5,000 pa (Period funded: 2001)

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2000 Workforce Study. Spencer AJ (Chief investigator); Brennan DS, Thomson WM (Other investigators) ANZAOMS Research and Education Trust. $20,000 pa (Period funded: 2000)

 

Longitudinal Study of Dentists’ Practice Activity 1998-99. Spencer AJ (Chief investigator); Brennan DS, Szuster FSP (Associate investigators) NHMRC Special Initiative Project Grant. $19,017 pa (Period funded: 1998)

 

Factors influencing service provision in general dental practice. Brennan DS (Chief investigator); Spencer AJ (Associate investigator) Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), Australian Dental Association $5,000 pa (Period funded: 1998)

 

Factors influencing service provision. Brennan DS (Chief investigator); Spencer AJ (Supervisor) NHMRC Public Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship $21, 680 pa (Period funded: 1997-1999)

 

Longitudinal Study of Dentists’ Practice Activity 1993-94. Spencer AJ (Chief investigator); Brennan DS, Szuster FSP (Associate investigators) Research & Development Grant (RADGAC), Dept. of Health, Housing & Community Services. $22,406 pa (Period funded: 1994-95, 1995-96)

 

Undergraduate teaching:

I am involved in teaching BDS and BOH undergraduates primarily in the courses Social Context of Dentistry and Evidence-based Dentistry.

I have been the unit co-ordinator of Evidence-based Dentistry since 2009.

My goal in teaching the subject Evidence-based Dentistry is to provide clinically based students with skills in critical evaluation of scientific research that will facilitate better health outcomes and underpin a life-long learning approach consistent with continual professional development.

Completed:

  • PhD thesis (2013-16), K Hanna: Towards implementing cost-effective resources for patient education. accepted Jan 2017. (DS Brennan, J Armfield, P Sambrook).
  • PhD thesis (2008-16), D Teusner: Insurance and provision of dental services. accepted Dec 2016. (DS Brennan, AJ Spencer).
  • PhD thesis (2012-15), E Gnanamanickam: Cost effectiveness and cost-utility of dental expenditure and dental insurance. accepted March 2016 (with Dean’s commendation). (DS Brennan, P Arrow).
  • PhD thesis, K Beckwith (2012-15): Factors contributing to children's oral health outcomes in Australia. accepted January 2016. (DS Brennan, LG Do).
  • PhD thesis (2010-15), M Balasubramanian: Mobility of internationally trained dentists in Australia. accepted September 2015. (DS Brennan, AJ Spencer, S Short).
  • PhD thesis (2005-09), L Crocombe: Impact of service provision on quality of life. accepted July 2009. (GD Slade and DS Brennan).

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
1997 Member • Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) Australia
1994 Member • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2017 - 2017 Chair Early Career Fellowships Peer Review Panel NHMRC Australia
2014 - 2015 Member Oral disorders expert advisory panel AIHW Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 Australia
2014 - 2015 Member Career Development Fellowships Peer Review Panel NHMRC Australia
2011 - 2013 Member Early Career Fellowships Peer Review Panel NHMRC Australia
2008 - 2010 Member Oral Health Advisory Committee SA Department of Health Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2012 Board Member Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
2010 - 2016 Associate Editor BMC Research Notes
2010 - 2015 Board Member Journal of Dental Research

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
1994 - 2000 • Secretary/Treasurer IADR, SA section, Australian/New Zealand Division Australia
Position
Professor
Phone
83134046
Fax
8313 3070
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Room Number
9 070
Org Unit
ARCPOH

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